The Orlando Club That Got Lit (Pulse)

IMG_9942_980x400so we can’t even go out any more to enjoy ourselves?
wtf is going on 2016?
are you really trying to send a message?
so i woke up to very sad news.
a gay club in orlando,
named pulse,
was the last scene for many.
an armed jackal walked in and opened fire.
this is the story via the chicago tribune

A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun took hostages and opened fire inside a crowded Florida nightclub, killing approximately 20 people and wounding 42 others before dying in a gunfight with SWAT officers, police said Sunday.

Police Chief John Mina also said the shooter had some sort of “suspicious device.” He said the suspect exchanged gunfire with an officer working at the club around 2 a.m., then went back inside and took hostages.

Around 5 a.m., authorities sent in a SWAT team to rescue the hostages, and the suspect then died in a gunfight with those officers. Mina said police have not determined an exact number of casualties, but that “approximately 20” people were dead inside the club.

FBI spokesman Danny Banks said during a news conference that the mass shooting is being investigated as an act of terrorism. He says authorities are looking into whether this was an act of domestic or international terror, and if the shooter was a lone wolf.

Police had said previously on Twitter that there was a “controlled explosion” at the scene of the shooting at Pulse Orlando. Mina said that noise was caused by a device intended to distract the shooter.

Mina Justice was outside the club early Sunday trying to contact her 30-year-old son Eddie, who texted her when the shooting happened and asked her to call police. He told her he ran into a bathroom with other club patrons to hide. He then texted her: “He’s coming.”

“The next text said: ‘He has us, and he’s in here with us,'” she said. “That was the last conversation.”

Dozens of police vehicles, including a SWAT team, swarmed the area around the club. At least two police pickup trucks were seen taking what appeared to be shooting victims to the Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Pulse Orlando posted on its own Facebook page around 2 a.m.: “Everyone get out of pulse and keep running.” Just before 6 a.m., the club posted an update: “As soon as we have any information we will update everyone. Please keep everyone in your prayers as we work through this tragic event. Thank you for your thoughts and love.”

Police said local, state and federal agencies were investigating

Jon Alamo said he was at the back of one of the club’s rooms when a man holding a weapon came into the front of the room.

 “I heard 20, 40, 50 shots,” Alamo said. “The music stopped.”

Club-goer Rob Rick said it happened around, 2 a.m., just before closing time.

“Everybody was drinking their last sip,” he said.

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He estimated more than 100 people were still inside when he heard shots, got on the ground and crawled toward a DJ booth. A bouncer knocked down a partition between the club area and an area in the back where only workers are allowed. People inside were able to then escape through the back of the club.

Christopher Hansen said he was in the VIP lounge when he started hearing gunshots. He continued to hear shooting even after he emerged, where police were telling people to back away from the club. He saw injured people being tended to across the street.

“I was thinking, are you kidding me? So I just dropped down. I just said please, please, please, I want to make it out,” he said. “And when I did, I saw people shot. I saw blood. You hope and pray you don’t get shot.”

absolutely heartbreaking.
this made me sad:

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imagine a mother having to read that text?
those were her cub’s last words to her.
i’m at this point where i’m cool staying home.
things are getting so bad nowadays.
you gotta leave your crib everyday and say a prayer.

“god.
please allow me to have a blessed day.
allow me to return home safely and thwart any danger in my path.
amen.”

the foxhole is sending our prayers to the families of the victims.
i’ll leave what one of my twitter followers said:

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how many more need to fall before something is done?
this asshole trying to get into the white house won’t make it better.

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smh.

lowkey: this is a snapchat during the shooting via dailymail…

article taken: chicago tribune

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19 thoughts on “The Orlando Club That Got Lit (Pulse)

      1. Wes just posted a video.He didn’t go there last night.I believe Friday night is “Black” night.Both Milan Christopher and Miles”Siir Brock” Brock have hosted at that club.Saturday is Latin Night.RIP to all the victims

  1. Okay, so I jus woke up half delirious, turn on tv, and they’re talkin bout terrorism and gay club and I’m like, hunh?……..*heavy forlorn sigh* Lord, be with us. ..

  2. Very sad. When does it stop? You can’t go to the mall, movies or club without people acting a damn fool.
    Mental illness is real, ya’ll!
    I don’t believe it was a terror attack as they are saying. I think it’s another mentally disturbed person reaching their breaking point and acting out.

    1. ^and people like to sweep mental illness under the rug.
      in the black forest community especially.
      you tell someone you are depressed and they look at you like a leper.
      it is absolutely ridiculous.

  3. Just watched the news update. 50 people were killed, making it the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

    So sad, it’s just making me sick

  4. So sad as disturbing, I’m so sick of turning on the tv or going on the Internet and seeing stories like this. Yesterday I was so disturbed about Christina Grimmie now this what the fuck. 2016 is the year of deaths it seems like, RIP to everyone who was killed and a speedy recovery to the others that were injured and I pray for the sanity of everyone who experienced this horrific situations and to the families. Foxhole stay safe out there please.

  5. OMG I am just waking up from going out last night. I am in shock. I went out to a white club last night probably very much like Pulse, and it is so funny I never go out on Saturday and I havent been to this club in over 3 years but I was like its nothing else going on and I wanted to get out of the house. I am just sitting here thinking, this could have been me. Damn this world has turned more crazier in 2016. I am sitting here in tears right now thinking of how you can just lose your life going out having a good time in the world we live in now. We are so gun sick in this damn country and no matter how many horrific mass shootings we have nothing is going to change with these twisted gun laws. My heart is so heavy thinking about the dude who text his mother, I hope that this will be the straw that breaks the camel back for change on gun laws in our country. I am getting updated information that 50 people lost their life. This makes me want to stay inside from now on, but I know we cant let fear grip us like this because that it the intention of terrorist like this.

    1. Omg…Watching this made me cry, imagining the fear he felt at that moment and his mother reading “I’m gonna die” and “I love you”…no response after that, I can’t 😔

      San Francisco’s Gay Pride is coming up, might just sit this one out…

  6. I’m extremely saddened by this news. There is so much hate in this world, I pray for the victims and their families!

  7. Just woke up to this heartbreaking news smh my heart goes out to everyone who lost their lives or loved ones. I pray the injured make a speedy recovery. How many more times must this happen for a this country to do some about these damn gun control laws. It’s so easy for anyone these days to get one.

    1. Who set this fund up. Be careful..folks use go glfund me accounts to rip people off. If the govt or state of Florida is raising funds, they won’t use go fund me

  8. Yea, this was a sad situation. It was not only a terrorist attack, but it also was a hate crime. What is even more sad is the comments I see on social media about the incident. People are trying to say it is because gays are living a sin. At the same time, a church was shot up last year. Did they sin too? What about the people in the movie theater? What about the kids in the Sandy Hook shooting? What about the victims of the Boston Marathon Massacre? I guess all those deaths were sin related as well right? People need to get in touch in reality. This will not be the last mass shooting and something needs to be done, and none of this has anything to do wit the lifestyles people live either.

  9. I shed a tear when I first saw that message. People were murdered for living their lives & minding their own business. Anybody that cosigns with that shit is a disgusting person. You reap what you sow so don’t even try justifying it by bringing God into it because you look weak. RIP to all 50 of them.

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